Taking a cutting from a grown plant can be an easy process, just follow the simple steps below. Remember to keep everything as sterile and clean as possible. It’s a good idea to tip the required amount of rooting gel into a shot glass or similar vessel so you are not contaminating the solution repeatedly.

1. Immerse the stem in tepid water to avoid air bubbles.

2. Make a clean angled cut below the plants node underwater.

3. Dip your cutting into your cloning gel

4. Place you cutting in your prepared cloning media.

Researching your plants specific requirements is always a good idea to help you get the best out of your cuttings.

Other factors in the cloning process to think about are lighting, temperature/humidity and mediums. Cuttings and Seedlings require a light that isn’t too harsh but still provides them with what they need. A fluoro or LED is usually best for this purpose.. Temperature is best controlled by a heat pad, that way a constant temperature can be maintained as fluctuation from warm to cold can have a drastic effect on cuttings.

There are many different options for mediums to clone in. From soil to perlite they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. An ideal medium for cuttings is something that insulates while retaining moisture. The moisture retention helps to create and maintain humidity which encourages plant growth. Always make sure your medium is moist (not sodden!), if your medium dries out the cuttings may dehydrate and die.

Once you can see roots poking through the bottom of your medium they are ready to be transplanted to the next stage. All plants are different so they can have different striking times and can require different environments, if you are unsure research your plants cloning requirements, or come in and see our knowledgeable staff.

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